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it traced those e-mails to this woman, paula broadwell, a married west point graduate and biographer of david petraeus. >> keep with us. that led to the eventual discovery of a romantic relationship between broadwell and general petraeus, and now general john allen is involved over his correspondence with the original woman, jill kelley. all sounds a little confusing, it is. let's get right to nbc's andrea mitchell who can help us sort it out. andrea, good morning to you. >> reporter: i'll try to do that. yet another military general drawn into an fbi investigation that prompted the resignation of cia director david petraeus. marine general john allen replaced david petraeus as commander in afghanistan last year, but allen has now been caught up in the fbi probe that led to petraeus' resignation as cia director. overnight the pentagon announced allen's nomination to be commander of nato has been delayed and the nomination of his successor in afghanistan speeded up. after military officials announced that 20,000 to 30,000 pages of potentially inappropriate e-mails connected allen to j
involved is petraeus' biographer paula broadwell. paula broadwell, why does that name seem so familiar to me? please welcome to the program paula broadwell. in case anyone out there thought i might have actual journalist instincts, i'll give you a quick snippet of my interview? very high energy person, loves serving, thought i'd test him and he tested me. crushed his pelvis and it was back in the swimming pool. back at it came at it from a mentoring point of view and wanted to help me with this project. he can turn water into bottled water. >> the whole thing was like innuendo after innuendo and the whole time i'm like duh. i'm the worst journalist in the world! for god sakes, the title of her book was "all in." >> wow. >> sometimes the comedy gods just deliver gifts. feels like one of those times. >> it writes itself. >> and all i can say is all you have to do keep an affair secret to be head of the cia, i think i'm qualified to be head of the cia. >> you're just saying. >> i'm just saying. that were me i'm very good at keeping things on the hush, hush. >> won't push that one. rudimen
the letters to paula broadwell and then officials stumbled on others that indicated a relationship between broadwell and petraeus. key members of congress are asking why the fbi did not number them or the president sooner. >> we received no advance notice. it was like a lightning bolt. i mean, this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. >> reporter: officials say the president first learned of the investigation involving his cia director thursday. the intelligence chair's, feinstein and house republican mike rogers were not informed until friday, the day the president accepted petraeus' resignation but house majority leader eric cantor had known for more than a leak, tipped over, officials say, by a disgruntled fbi investigator who alerted republican staff members. >> obviously this was a matter involving a potential compromise of security, and the president should have been told about it at the earliest date. >> reporter: law enforcement officials say the fbi could not inform anyone until they completed their investigation. that
being breached in the other camp. >> reporter: meanwhile, paula broadwell remained at her brother's home in washington on wednesday still not talking. but officials a i the investigation was triggered in may when general john allen received an e-mail from an account called kelley patrol. it warned the general to stay away from kelley. general allen forwarded it to her. on the account she shares with her husband scott thinking kelley had sent it as a joke. sources closest to kelley told the general she hadn't sent it but was concerned she was being stalked because the e-mail referred to a meeting that she and general allen scheduled in washington the next week. in june, people close to kelley say she and her husband received as many as four similar e-mails from different accounts telling jill she's up to no good and asking her husband, do you know what your wife is up to when she has dinner with general petraeus? she turned all the e-mails including general allen's over to a veteran fbi agent she knew. eventually investigators say all the anonymous e-mails were tracked back to paula broad
to be head of military now on hold. tampa socialite jill kelley and petraeus biographer paula broadwell with whom petraeus had a relationship. >> thank you for all that you have done for me and for our precious daughters. >> reporter: marine general john allen is married with a sterling record, but on a flight to australia monday aides to defense secretary leon panetta disclosed a dramatic turn in the case involving allen's predecessor in afghanistan, david petraeus. fbi investigators you be covered what the pentagon called potentially inappropriate communications between general allen and jill kelley whom he and his wife had gotten to know in tampa. they were reviewing between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of documents, including e-mails over two years. the fbi said some were flirtatious, but the general strongly denies any misconduct, and the fbi found no wrongdoing. still, jay johnson, the pentagon's general counsel, saw a number. e-mails before advising secretary panetta to remember the matter to the department's inspector general for further investigation. >> no one should leap to any co
by paula broadwell, a ph.d. student he met at harvard. nbc news has confirmed that the fbi opened an investigation into whether broadwell had improper access to petraeus' e-mails or other computer access. meanwhile, mr. obama appointed petraeus' deputy michael morrell to take over at the cia and released this statement, thanking petraeus for his service. quote, by any measure, through his lifetime of service, david petraeus has made our country safer and stronger, going forward my thoughts and prayers are with dave and holly petraeus, who has done so much to help military families through her own work. i wish them the very best at this difficult time. now, this comes as the cia and the obama administration faces scrutiny about that benghazi attack. erica? >> what can you tell us about the acting director, kristen, mike morrell? will he now testify, again? as you heard this week is the hearing on the benghazi attacks? >> that's what is expected. michael morrell is a career agent at the cia. he joined back in 1980 when he was 21 years old as an economic analyst. what's so interestin
's initial complaint that she had received harassing e-mails from petraeus' alleged lover paula broadwell set off the initial fbi investigate into the petraeus affair. allen was set to be the next nato commander for europe, a nomination now on hold. meantime, monday night the fbi searched paula broadwell's home in north carolina but did not say what items it removed in its search. >>> investigators on the scene of an explosion that killed two people in an indianapolis neighborhood say a faulty furnace may be to blame. the owners of the home at the suspected epicenter of the blast weren't there at the time. this as dozens of displaced residents are briefly escorted to their properties to gather what they can from the wreckage. >>> gasoline rationing imposed in new jersey after hurricane sandy ends this morning. governor chris christie says the state's recovery period is over and the rebuilding has begun. however, gas rationing continues in new york city and on long island and tens of thousands of utility customers are still without power there. new york's governor cuomo is seeking $30 billion
with the resignation of general the t david petraeus. e-mails between him and paula broadwe broadwell, his biographer, were indicative of an extramarital affair. this is as petraeus' former spokesperson is speaking out granting his only television interview to nbc's chrkristen welker. she is in our washington bureau. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, lester. i end viewed steven broil. petraeus was in the comeback forces in iraq. he says he is stunned about the news of his former boss. new details are emerging about how this all came to light. according to multiple sources the down fall of general david petraeus all started with a seemingly unrelated complaint to the fbi. officials say it was triggered by e-mails from petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell, to another woman not related to petraeus who felt she was being harassed and complained to the fbi. officials say in recent weeks the fbi traced the e-mails to broadwell and only stumbled on the relationship with tpetraeus as a result. >> my first reaction was disbelief. >> reporter: now petraeus' former spokesperson steven bo
know paula broadwell as well. i was surprised about dave petraeus himself, personally, but i'm not surprised when we put a human being out in the war zone for six and a half years, subjecting him to enormous pressures, had a bout with cancer, and we're willing to lose an effective general because of consenting behavior with another adult. if we did that to eisenhower, he would have been fired and the war would have lasted longer. so our standards have changed. somehow we care more about personal moral lapses than we do about having effective leaders. and that worries me. >> but is a moral lapse more of a concern when you're dealing with the intelligence community than with the military community? >> my opinion is that paula broadwell looked at his gmail and yahoo account, but knocking around afghanistan, reporters hear a lot of classified information too. if they will start charging people for access to classified information, you have to put most of the national security staff for the new york times and the washington post in jail. >> what can you tell us about paula broadwe
anonymous harassing e-mails. the fbi traced those e-mails to petraeus biographer paula broadwell we developing their affair. intelligence officials and congressional leaders want to know why they weren't told about the affair sooner as a matter involving a potential security breach. >>> deadly devastation in an indianapolis neighborhood has forced some 200 residents from their home as officials investigate what caused a sudden explosion and fire killing two people. the massive blast came without warning late saturday night, and the area is off limits until police know what cause it had. >>> frustrations are brimming over in new york and new jersey where two weeks after superstorm sandy, some 120,000 homes and businesses remain in the dark. this as the american red cross fights back at criticism of its response to the storm saying its work has been, quote, near flawless. but in some hard hit areas like breezy point, new york, residents say they have seen no sign of the relief organization. >>> a new study published in the journal "pediatrics" find women who had the flu when they were
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